Mossy Forest

Beautiful Scenery Outdoor Activities

The Mossy Forest is a World Natural Heritage Site on Yakushima Island, and it is also the forest that was used as a stage in some Studio Ghibli movies. It rains a lot on Yakushima, and due to this it is blessed with an abundance of nature. As its name suggests, the Mossy Forest is home to various kinds of moss: among the 1,600 or so species nationwide, over 650 of them can be found here. The moss grows thickly in the forest, covering everything in a rich shade of green. Due to the moss, the air in the forest is clean and clear, soothing both body and mind. There is also a stream of spring water flowing nearby, a nice place to rest and listen to the gentle murmur of water.

Photograph provided by Kagoshima Prefecture Visitors Bureau

3.0 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
Kusugawa, Kumagegun Yakushimacho, Kagoshima
鹿児島県熊毛郡屋久島町楠川 苔むす森
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Admisson Fee
JPY500 / Adult

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